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Demystifying Cloud Integration
Robust cloud applications, like most enterprise applications, require integration. In cloud environments, the need for rapid connectivity to a broad array of heterogeneous sources of data and information is not unlike that of on-premise integration solutions But there are three factors that make it unique. Cloud demands:
  • More than Web services. Clouds require a complete integration stack for data movement, real-time replication, service integration, business process management, and federated security. Not just a full stack—a fully integrated stack.
  • Elasticity. Elasticity includes instant scaling of computing resources up or down, as opposed to static availability of processing power. Such elasticity and scale can only be delivered by pooling high-performance transaction processing servers. Integration services also need to leverage shared elastic runtime to reap the promised cloud advantage of lower TCO.
  • Standards-based integration. Integrations within a public cloud should be standards-based, making them portable when integrating to on-premise solutions. In addition, standards-based integration makes it easy to leverage common technical skills for rapid development and faster integration. 
Oracle’s Cloud Integration Solution
Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Business Process Management, and Oracle Identity Management provide a complete solution for cloud integration. Part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, these products help securely integrate processes, transactions, events, bulk data, and real-time replicated data into and out of heterogeneous applications in the cloud. These services run on top of Oracle WebLogic (part of Oracle’s cloud application foundation), which provides greater elasticity, performance, and scale.

On-premise applications can also be integrated into Oracle Public Cloud with these technologies. Like Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Public Cloud is built on open, standards-based technology such as RESTFul Web services, Java, and SQL. Customers can easily move applications built and run in Oracle Public Cloud to on-premise deployments without any changes.

To learn more about Oracle’s cloud integration solutions, visit Oracle Cloud Integration.

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